David Sakvarelidze

Emerging on the international opera and theatre scene after Georgia’s independence, Sakvarelidze became the predominant figure in Georgian theatre during this period. Quickly establishing a reputation for championing contemporary writing, he founded the Caucasian Theatre/Lab to develop new writers. Sakvarelidze is credited with the emergence of a distinctive new creative language in Georgian theatre that became identified with the generation emerging in the newly independent Georgia.

“The godfather of an emerging generation of artists“

The Times

The Tsinandali Festival

In 2017, Sakvarelidze founded the Tsinandali Festival which instantly became one of the world’s leading music festivals.

Sokhumi State Drama Theatre

David Sakvarelidze has been the Artistic Director of the Sokhumi State Drama Theatre since 2014.

UNESCO ITI Georgia Center

Sakvarelidze is the President of the Georgian National Center of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute.